Overview of RowSet Objects

This section provides overview information on RowSet interface and its implementations.

RowSet is a new concept introduced in the JDBC specification. A RowSet object is designed to represent a container of tabular data from any data source. A RowSet object may obtain data from a database server through a JDBC driver, it may also obtain data from a spreadsheet, a flat file, or an XML document.

A RowSet object extends the ResultSet interface, so that it has ResultSet methods to retrieve column values or update rows back to the data source.

A RowSet object is also a JavaBeans component. It is designed to combine functionalities of Connect, Statement and ResultSet objects into a single object.

There 5 standard implementations of RowSet interface:

Sun has developed reference implementations of all 5 types or RowSet objects. But they are not included in standard JDK packages. They are packaged under com.sun.rowset. You need to down them separately. See the next tutorial for details.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) Introduction

 JDK (Java SE) Installation

 Oracle Express Edition Installation on Windows

 Oracle JDBC Drivers

Oracle - Reference Implementation of JdbcRowSet

Overview of RowSet Objects

 Installation of JdbcRowSet Reference Implementation

 Connecting JdbcRowSet to Database Servers

 Connecting JdbcRowSet with a Connection URL

 Connecting JdbcRowSet with a Predefined Connection Object

 Connecting JdbcRowSet with a Predefined ResultSet Object

 Connecting JdbcRowSet with JNDI Directory Service

 JdbcRowSet Query Statement with Parameters

 Inserting Rows with JdbcRowSet Objects

 Oracle - PreparedStatement

 Oracle - JBDC CallableStatement

 Oracle CLOB (Character Large Object) - TEXT

 Oracle BLOB (Binary Large Object) - BLOB

 Archived Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/EPUB